Congratulations to Dr. Laura Galloway and her post-doc, Dr. Matt Koski on their recent publication. Their article, “A geographic cline in the ability to self-fertilize is unrelated to the pollination environment” appeared in the Ecology journal. They found no evidence that the ability to self-fertilize in American bellflower has evolved as a mechanism to assure reproduction in the absence of pollinators or mates. Instead, selfing potential appears be a product of historical process, such as post-glacial recolonization, instead of contemporary ecological drivers.
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